3 Top Recruiting Trends in 2016

According to LinkedIn’s [Global Recruiting Trends](https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2015/4-key-recruiting-trends-to-watch-in-2016-infographic) report, which surveyed over 4,000 talent acquisition decision makers, these are among some of the top trends for 2016.

###Quality of Hire

Over 39% identified quality of hire as the single, most valuable performance metric for talent acquisition teams. This was closely followed by time to fill position (28%) and hiring manager satisfaction (21%).

Organizations measure quality of hire in three ways:

• New hire performance evaluation
• Turnover / retention
• Hiring manager satisfaction

RecruitMilitary’s white paper, [Metrics that Matter](https://www.recruitmilitary.com/employers/resource/131-measuring-the-success-of-your-veteran-hiring-program), provides more information about these key metrics and how to measure them.

###Employer Brand

Employers are investing more in employer brand efforts in 2016: 59% in 2016, an increase over 2015 (53%) and 2014 (50%).

If you’re looking to boost your employer brand to veterans in 2016, check out our blog article, [How to Build a Strong Employer Brand with Veterans](https://www.recruitmilitary.com/employers/resource/439-how-to-build-a-strong-employer-brand-with-veterans).

###Employee Retention

While recruiting highly skilled talent and improving quality of hire are clear objectives of those surveyed, over 32% also cited employee retention as a top priority.

Read our [Veteran Hiring Report](https://www.recruitmilitary.com/resource/143-veteran-hiring-report-available) article to learn about a survey on veteran hiring and retention we conducted with over 112 employers that have worked with us to recruit veterans.